5 DAY TOUR October 2024 Travel with us as we discover the best of the Riverina and Southern Highlands in Spring 2024



DAY 1: HOME TO MITTAGONG                          

Monday 28th October 2024

Welcome to our 5 day tour exploring the Southern Highlands and Riverina. With our pick-ups complete we head south for our morning tea stop at Bulahdelah and then it’s onto the Central Coast town of Wyong where we find Alison Homestead. The Homestead is set on two hectares in a rural setting on Wyong’s first land grant dating back to 1825. We’ll see displays of memorabilia, photos, furniture, toys and other household items, equipment, machinery and tools all relating to the early settling of Wyong and surrounds. We are enjoying our time here so much we decide to stay on for lunch. It’s now time to sit back and relax as our journey takes us through to the Mount Annan where we find the spectacular Australian Botanic Garden. Our guide will take us on a journey of exploration of Australia’s unique plant life covering over 416 hectares. We complete our visit here with afternoon tea. We’ll reach our destination of Mittagong late afternoon with time to freshen up before heading out to dinner at the Mittagong RSL Club.

Lunch at Alison Homestead | Dinner at Mittagong RSL Club



Tuesday 29th October 2024

We return to the Mittagong RSL Club for breakfast before our day of touring gets underway. Prepare to be enchanted, all while enjoying morning tea, by the sights and sounds of Fairground Follies, akin to visiting an old-fashioned amusement park with its collection of self-playing instruments and mechanical music, fair organs, street organs and a 100-year-old steam carousel. It will be a fun morning, cherishing memories of the local fair. Next, we make our way via the quaint townships of Sutton Forest and Marulan before reaching Goulburn in time for lunch at the Goulburn Soldiers Club. Our afternoon sees us travelling through Gundagai – a town with a rich history and home to the “Dog on a Tucker Box”. Our final stop for today will be the Mount Erin Heritage Centre, located on the original Mount Erin Convent built in 1874. The Centre displays the history of the Presentation Sisters in the Riverina and beyond. A timeline, changes in dress, photographs and unique memorabilia show the sister’s life and Mission over the years. A harp brought from Ireland by the pioneers, and priceless lace are among the exhibits. With our day complete we make our way to the Mercure Wagga Wagga – our home for the next two nights.

Breakfast at the Mittagong RSL Club | Lunch at Goulburn Soldiers Club| Dinner the Hotel


Wednesday 30th October 2024

Today is all about exploring Junee, a quaint rural town set between rolling hills and the Murrumbidgee River. First up is a visit to the Junee Roundhouse Museum, one of the most significant transport heritage sites in NSW. The museum allows us access to one of the few working roundhouse turntables in Australia and one of the largest at 30 metres. This is a must-see attraction for lovers of heritage tourism and train and rail enthusiasts. For lunch we visit Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory. Established in the old Flour Mill, the factory is one of only three certified organic licorice manufactures in the world and the perfect place to stock up on some treats for those back home! Before leaving the area, we call in at Monte Cristo Homestead to experience life from a bygone era and view a magnificent collection of fine antiques. The homestead is also recognised as one of the most haunted houses in Australia. After a fabulous day out, we’ll return to Wagga Wagga.

Breakfast in the hotel | Lunch at Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory | Dinner in the Hotel


Thursday 31st October 2024

We farewell Wagga Wagga and retrace our steps a little before reaching Cootamundra for our morning tea break. Our journey now takes us to Young, the Cherry Capital of the Southern Hemisphere. On arrival we enjoy a demonstration at Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory. For the sweet toothed there is a huge range of delicate chocolates and tempting lollies as well as their well -known freshly made fudge. All the fudges, jams and chutneys from Poppas Fudge Factory are made in store from fresh produce. Our lunch venue today is Allambie Cherry Orchard. We take a wander through the orchard and hearing from the grower before enjoying a delightful lunch. Back on board we meander our way through to Cowra. At the Cowra Visitors Centre, we have time to see the nine-minute presentation that tells the story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944. We can also take a stroll through the lovely gardens. Our af- ternoon is spent at the Japanese Gardens and Cultural Centre. Designed by landscape architect Ken Nakajima, the 5 hectare garden is the largest in the southern hemisphere. It was built because of Cowra’s special significance to the Japanese. The Cultural Centre displays art history and crafts and has become known as the centre of Japanese Culture in Australia. It’s now time to sit back and contemplate our time in Cowra as we continue through to Bathurst and our final night on tour. Our overnight accommodation is the iconic Rydges Mt Panorama boasting uninterrupted views of Conrad Straight and the surrounding countryside.

Breakfast at the Hotel | Lunch at Allambie Cherry Orchard | Dinner in the Hotel


Friday 1st November 2024

Sadly, our tour must come to an end today. With an early morning start we journey through the Blue Mountains arriving at Penrith where the Nepean Belle awaits us for our “Morning in the Gorge” cruise. Reflecting the grace and charm of yester-year, the “Belle’s” interiors are beautifully panelled with stained timbers featuring cedar and teak. After a relaxing cruise we bypass the hustle and bustle of Sydney and break for lunch at the Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL Club. We are on the home stretch now and with comfort stops along the way we arrive home late afternoon having completed a fabulous getaway with Tinonee Bus Company.

Breakfast at the Hotel | Lunch at Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL Club

Tour Inclusions:

•Travel on board our Modern, Luxury Touring Coach
• Complimentary bottled water will be made available for the duration of
• 4 Nights Motel Accommodation
• 3 Motel Cooked Breakfasts – as per below
• 3 Motel 2/3 course Dinners – as per below
• 5 included lunches – as per below
• Lunch, entry and tour at Alison Homestead, day 1
• 1 hour guided tour and afternoon tea at The Australian Botanic Garden,
Mount Annan
• Buffett Dinner at Mittagong RSL Club, day 1
• Buffett Breakfast at Mittagong RSL Club, day 2
• Group entry, talk, tour, demonstrations and morning tea at Fairground
• Lunch at the Gouldburn Soldiers Club, day 2
• 1 Hour guided tour of Mount Erin Heritage Centre
• Entry, guided tour and morning tea at Roundhouse Railway Museum
• Lunch and Tour at Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, day 3
• 1 Hour guided tour of Monte Crists Homestead
• Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory
• Lunch and Tour at Allambie Orchard & Café, day 4
• Entry to the POW Theatre at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre
• Entry & self-guided tour at the Cowra Japanese Garden Café
• 1.5 Hour Morning Cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler
• Lunch at Orimbah-Lisarow


•Springs Mittagong, Mittagong night 1
• Mecure Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga nights 2 & 3
• Rydges Mount Panorama, Bathurst night 4

(please note accommodation is subject to availability)

Cost $1590.00 per person twin share
 $1930.00 per person single

Terms, Conditions and Refund Policies:

All Tours require a minimum of 50% deposit 90 days prior to
departure to secure all bookings.

Cancellation fees will be levied relative to the amount of notice given:
90-61 days – full refund*
60-45 days -loss of deposit (equivalent to 50% of the respective fare)
44 – 30 days – loss of 25% of fare plus deposit.
29 days or less before and the day of departure: loss of complete fare (100% of fare).

• Where by a tour does not proceed due to government travel restrictions
being set in place a full refund of the ticket price will be issued within 14
days after the date the tour was due to depart.
• Full refunds may also be given at the discretion of Tinonee Bus Company
management upon application.
• In the case of concert or sporting tours, where admission tickets are purchased in advance, a minimum cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of
admission tickets+ fees will apply.
• Some accommodations require prepayment and refunds will be subject to
their own conditions.
• All itineraries are subject to change, Tinonee Bus Company cannot be held
responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather etc as well
as due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions,
e.g., churches, wineries etc.
• All tours require a minimum number of passengers to proceed. Where by
the minimum number has not been met a full refund will be issued to the
passenger within 14 days from the date Tinonee Bus Company has made
the decision not to proceed with the tour.
• Tinonee Bus Company strongly recommends that all passengers have travel
insurance and accepts no responsibility for any lost or damaged personal
• All Tinonee Bus Company Touring Buses and Coaches are fully seat belted
and passengers are advised that they must be worn at all times whilst
• Smoking and Vaping is prohibited onboard all Tinonee Bus Company
Vehicles at all times and other fees and charges may be incurred.

Payment Terms:

• 50% of fare is required 90 days prior to departure – this will secure numbers and
refunds will be given as per the “Terms, Conditions and Refund Policies” above.

• Full Payment is required to be completed within 60 days of the departure date of all tours*

• Payment arrangements may be made on application with Tinonee Bus Company Management.

By purchasing a ticket on any Tinonee Bus Company tour the passenger fully
understands and accepts the above mentioned
Terms, Conditions, Refund Policies and Payment Terms.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon.


*payment arrangements maybe made on application with Tinonee Bus Company

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Twin Share, Single


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